Firebombing Free Speech In Paris


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Islamic supremacists have firebombed and caused extensive damage to the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris, after it ran an issue featuring Islam’s prophet Muhammad as the guest editor.

Some Muslims didn’t get the joke. Recently the magazine’s website was hacked; the hackers left this message: “You keep abusing Islam’s almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech. Be Allah’s curse upon you!” The firebombing followed shortly thereafter.

The destruction of the Charlie Hebdo offices is the ugly obverse of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s ongoing campaign to compel Western states to criminalize criticism of Islam, including discussion of how Islamic jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism. The objective of this campaign, of course, is to render Western countries mute and hence defenseless against the advancing jihad.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the OIC’s secretary general, has explained that Islam is under attack and must be defended. That Islam would not be “under attack” were not so many Muslims committing acts of violence and hatred in its name does not faze him for one second. The OIC is dedicated to getting the United Nations to approve a “legal instrument” that would criminalize “Islamophobia,” which “cannot be dealt with,” Ihsanoglu declared, except through “a robust political engagement” – that is, restrictions on the freedom of speech. Abdoulaye Wade, the President of Senegal and chairman of the OIC, made this point explicit several years ago: “I don’t think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy. There can be no freedom without limits.”

Ihsanoglu has expressed his pleasure with the success of this campaign: “In confronting the Danish cartoons and the Dutch film ‘Fitna’, we sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed. As we speak, the official West and its public opinion are all now well-aware of the sensitivities of these issues. They have also started to look seriously into the question of freedom of expression from the perspective of its inherent responsibility, which should not be overlooked.”

The pressure to accommodate Muslim demands to place Islam off-limits to critical discussion has been met with widespread success. While this self-censorship is presented as an act of “tolerance,” in reality it is a deliberate erosion of core Western concepts of free expression, which is an indispensable foundation of the American Revolution and of republican government in general. And we are surrendering it, gradually and voluntarily, to those who seek to impose on us a value system that elevates the sanctity of Islam over freedom.

Last August, the International Islamic News Agency reported that Secretary of State Clinton had agreed to “coordinate” with Ihsanoglu on ways in which “defamation of religions” could be prevented – an operation that cannot possibly be performed without placing freedom of speech restrictions into law, and giving some government agency the power to determine what is “hate speech” and what isn’t.

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  • PatriotX

    I guess it’s the rebel in me. This article makes me want to draw a great big old picture of this pedophile’s face on a pig and remotely fly it over Saudi Arabia and Iran. It’s taking quite a bit of strenght to keep from resorting to obscene language right now. I’m so sick and tired of watching these mindless thugs impose their will upon a the free world. Will the U.S., yet again, have to liberate Europe? Well I guess we should try to liberate ourselves first.

    For crying out loud, France, grow a spine and arrest these thugs. You have a decent police force, you have a decent military, DEAL WITH THEM!!!!, it shouldn’t be hard in finding them since they isolate themselves apart from everyone anyway. Quit worrying about the bad pub or offending these clowns. If the religious leaders in these communities, continue to advocate violence against your citizens, deport them.

    I, myself, don’t approve of all things people do however I do respect their rights to do it and I’m not going to kill them over it unless it threatens the physical welfare of my family or myself.

    • Atikva

      "France… You have a decent police force, you have a decent military"

      No they don't. Not any more. There are about 750 "zones de non droit" in France, i.e. lawless territories occupied by muslims where police is forbidden to enter. Even doctors on call are being attacked if they venture in.

      In other areas, police forces have been ordered not to intervene to avoid one of these many muslim riots that set cars and houses on fire. Recently the police were instructed to release a couple of perpetrators caught red handed after the police station was surrounded by a mob of muslims threatening attack if their "brothers" were not freed immediately – which they were.

      You don't realize the situation in Europe. Europe is dead. If you plan a visit, stay on the tourist paths, do not stray away. And hide your crosses, Magen David, yarmulkas or any other religious signs.

      • myohmy

        thank you for telling it like it is. People in USA are so dumbed down politically correct that they don't know the truth of whats going in in Europe. Our media won't publiize or report what these muslims trash do once they have numbers to create havoc among us. Still one day we're going to have to fish or cut bait where islam is concerned. One good thing though, if they tried to surround a police station here they'd soon be surrounded by 10 times their number of citizens who are all carrying guns as we do have that right. Gun sales in America are at an all time high. And we have gangs in America that would go to war with the muslims if they tried to take over the streets. And that's the only reason it hasn't happened here yet.

        • guest

          Obama is working hard to collect up and remove our guns. Don't think he does not know about that. This gun drop in Mexico was supposed to be a reason for Gun control until we proved the current administration was behind it.

          in 2012 vote these Muslims out of the white house. Watch which republican you vote for as our guy in Texas appears to be pro Islam based on the school books being re written to put Islam in them. Also his push on Guardasil forcing kids to take a vaccine concerns me.

      • PatriotX

        Yes I do realize the situation in Europe, very dire!!!!! I just didn’t think that it became this bad already in France.

        • Atikva

          It's even worse than you think.

          In April 2009, for instance, in a Paris bus, a group of muslims beat and kicked a passenger who tried to get back his pocketbook taken by one of them. All the while they kept shouting racist insults at the French countrymen as a whole. The attack, which lasted 6 minutes, was filmed by the security camera installed by the bus company, The bus driver did nothing except asking the attackers to stop.

          The video was leaked by one of the policemen who arrived at the scene after the fact. Result: he was disciplined. As to the injured man, a university student, he was so scared of retribution that he minimized the incident and refused to file a complaint.

          The perpetrators were never arrested.

          Unless we refuse to be brainwashed, America is next.

          • PatriotX

            It’s gradually been at work in America.

            They are gradually introducing shariah law as compatible with our society. They are using loopholes in the legal system and our Constitution. They are also using this mindless theme we’ve adopted called “LIBERAL-PROGRESSIVE THINKING” as a gateway for their agenda.

            There are way too many gun wielding citizens that won’t put up with the threats or the violence to use those methods of establishing influence.

  • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    CHARLIE HEBDO'S CHARB

    A profile of courage.

    A hero for our time.

    Deserve's the Counter-Jihadist's Medal of Honor

  • Huffer

    Apparently their "Allah" is so small and weak he can't fend for himself. Funny how every one of those cult followers believe that they, themselves are a god and must judge and kill those who do not believe in their socio-political cult.
    We are at a point in history where we either call Islam what it really is and outlaw it as a treasonous attempt to undermine our government.
    Round them all up and either deport them or imprison them.
    What don't American's get when they say "We will destroy all infidels!"
    They're saying: "We will destroy 99.99% of all American's and take the country for our own!"
    Has everyone here given up all their moral, Godly principles in the face of an enemy that is right in our face?

  • EliminateIslam

    Muhammad was basically a criminal and Quran expresses his criminal ideology teaching its followers to kill, torture, kidnap and extract money as jajiya under the guise of divine sanction of “Allah”.

    It is time we change our strategy – in place of being defensive, we must go out and eliminate this criminal ideology of Islam itself by banning it completely in our own democratic countries and forcing Islamic countries to abandon Islam. War on terror cannot succeed unless the ideology supporting it is also destroyed.
    An international alliance of democratic and secular countries needs to be formed, which may be called Human Rights Alliance (HRA). HRA would give 2 options to Islamic countries:
    1. Abandon Islam and secularize/democratize your polity under international supervision; or
    2. Face extinction

    If Muslims cannot abandon Islam, all of them must be killed by weapons of mass destruction, preferably by biological weapons. This is the only way to bring peace and freedom back to this world.

    • kafirman

      My friend, the pen is mighter than the sword. It is necessary to expose Islam. It is necessary to cultivate a national politician who dares to openly question, "Now by what reason are we granting 501(c)3 status to an organization which sanctions sexual slavery (Koran 4:3) and religious apartheid (Koran 9:29)?"

      Yes, the sword should be there, but the pen is mightier. The pen needs to extend beyond the likes of Robert Spencer and Raymond Ibrahim. And it is time to name the enemy of civilization: Islam. Church, college and civic groups should take up this matter. Occupy Islam.

  • http://satanstrinity.com C"H"Martel

    speaking of forbidden speech; My book, "Satan's Trinity: Hitler, Stalin & Muhammad, is available at http://satanstrinity.wordpress.com/ For the first time in history "HSM" appear together on a book cover. The idea behind the book is to make headway against the ludicrous idea that Muhammad should be conjoined with any religious leader/founder. This book uses the specific names of Hitler and Stalin to efficiently identify the nature of Muhammad and by extension Islam. It compares the personalities and approach of each man to such categories as; war, peace, sex, torture, slavery, women, their respective childhoods and deaths, the critical affects of geography and timing, each man’s anti-social and narcissistic personalities.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CHMar

  • StephenD

    2 things:
    First, and most importantly, it has been pointed out by scholars here that the first Freedom that must be attacked is our right to speak freely. Without this right all other rights are moot. If you cannot disagree; if you cannot voice your opposition, then the one with the bull horn makes the rules and you become subjects rather than citizens.

    Secondly, Since Islam proclaims that there is only "One G_d and that is Allah, why would it be a "Blasphemy" charge to say something about Mad Mo? Why would they refer to him as "Almighty?" This just cannot be! Also, if he is "Almighty" why would he need corrupted humans to defend him and how could humans “abuse” him?
    There is so much to Islam that just fails a reasonable review. It really is laughable.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Bullying works when used against cowards, now we can see first hand just how
    many cowards go with the jihadist flow. Clinton is no surprise, this wonder woman
    makes me wonder just how yesterday does not fade, if only for being dull, drab
    and predictable, a leftist blood clot………………………………William

  • Sgt. Rinaldi

    Not too long ago conservatives used to say "Yes, there's freedom of speech, but freedom of speech comes with consequences." These same conservatives no longer use the "freedom of speech with consequences" argument because because they want to spread their special brand of hate without being called on it. I'd say Charlie Hebdo practiced its right to free speech, and received the consequences. Mr. Spencer simply hides behind his free speech protections so he can vilify a specific religious group, but when a group criticizes Mr. Spencer's hate writings, he alleges slander and libel. Funny how he never follows through with those allegations with a lawsuit.

    • alan g

      Hey sgt, how does breaking the law with violence and possible injury become acceptable as consequences? Given that logic, it seems that some of these comments suggesting wmd’s being used on Islam is justified. You aren’t using your head.

    • jacob

      Sgt. RINALDI :
      Then you approve the bombing of this publication….
      To me and to anybody with at least a three finger span of forehead, the
      "consequences" you mention are those to be dilucidated in a court of law
      and not by intimidation or violence…
      However, if you are of the idea you voiced, I pity the armed corps who had
      you in its ranks….

      Rest assured than those gulty of HITLER's ascent to power and WWII, the
      cowardly French, won't do a damned thing about the issue, same as they
      didn't do anything about the Muslim revolts in Paris, the burning of cars,
      etc, some time ago…..

      Perhaps America, if and when we get rid of the White House Muslim, will
      have to come to their rescue as we did twice

    • mrbean

      SGT, All jihadists are motivated by the core principles of Islam with the goal of converting, killing, or subjugating all non-Muslims. Unfortunately, too many non-Muslims have reverted to a pre-9/11 mentality and do not see the necessity of an offensive war with the Jihadists, or of a defensive war at home. All of us as non-Muslims are going to have to decide to fight for our cultures, freedoms, and values or we are going to lose them. It is our killer instincts which must be harnessed if we expect to survive in a war with the Jihadists. Our weapons are only tools. It is a hard heart that kills. If our killer instincts are not clean and strong we will hesitate at the moment of truth. We will not kill. We will become dead Americans and Jews. And then we all will be in a world of trouble. Why? Because there are a billion Muslims and on a few million of us who will actually fight! Do you understand? Sound off like you have a pair!

    • sod

      Don't know where does this 'free speech comes with consequences' come from. But it has certain truth in it. Muslims, encouraged by spinless western leaders around the world, abuse the freedom of speech to induce violence and hatred toward freedom loving people who are againt their cult and there's no consequences to the Muslims. While freedom loving people try to exercise their free speech right, they got silenced by the same leaders and Muslims with consequences of property damage or even death.

      If a free speech results in life or property damage, the responsible party (who did the damage or killing) should be punished accordingly, this is the consequence. And as a result, the people who incited the damage by abusing the 'free speech' right should also be punished as the accomplice, this is the consequence. If a soldier's speech induces such result, he/she should be court martialed.

    • pagegl

      With freedom of speech comes responsibility. You don't scream "fire" in a crowded theater. Everything in life comes with consequences. Expressing one's opinion, however, does not come with the expectation of violence. Using your logic you should expect me to come at you with a Molotov cocktail if yu call me names. Sorry bucko, that just doesn't compute.

      A question for you… how does revealing the teachings of Islam, both the Koran and Hadiths, constitute "hate writings"? If Spencer discussing what the Koran and Hadiths say is hateful would it not follow that the Koran and Hadiths are hateful?

  • MikeWood

    This attack is not so much the result of petulance as it is the result of obedience. It's just obedience to a different code of behaviour. When Muslims seek guidance on how to act in different situations they must look to how Muhammad responded in a similar or analogous situation. They are obliged to act in the way Muhammad himself would act. So, what did Muhammad do when faced with a satirist? The case of Asma bint Marwan provides us with the example we need. She was outraged by the murder of another poet by Muhammad's followers, Abu Afak, and made no secret of it. She was also satirised Muhammad. When Muhammad heard of this he looked for a volunteer to kill her. Umayr bin Adiy al-Khatami took on the job. He killed Marwan that same night along with her unborn child. Muhammad was pleased.

    The revenge attack on Charlie Hebdo is consistent with this example. The perpetrators have acted in accordance with Islamic precept. It shows us that islamic behaviour codes are incompatible with our socieites.

  • tagalog

    "There can be no freedom without limits." What does that mean? Could Mr. Abdoulaye Wade expound on that a bit, so that I, in my poor Western understanding, can comprehend what it is he's getting at?

  • Paul of Alexandria

    Why don't we ever learn? If you criticize Islam, or live as a non-Muslim in a Muslim area, then you need to have armed guards watching over your and your property.

  • jacob

    Would somebody please do me the favor to explain to me in which way did Muslims
    help America's independence, since OBAMA claimed some time ago, they helped
    America gain independence ???

    The abject and rotten media kept mum on this issue, as otherwise it would have
    made him the laughing stock of the whole country, as they did to BUSH….

    One has only to read the KORAN to realize that what it teaches, is considered
    in the Criminal Code as causes for jailing…

    So much for this "RELIGION OF PEACE" we areallowing its followers to ram
    down out throats and we do nothing about…

    Will we end up weeping like women what we dared not defend like men ????

  • BobSmith101

    Would you wear a T-shirt with a Mohammad cartoon printed on it?

    You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca.

    Why?

    Because, Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

    In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

    In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

    You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

    Read it all at: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/

  • Angel

    Before the Muslim tide officially takes over in France, while there is still a majority of non-muslims in France, I would urge the French to deport all Muslims from their country, or they are quite simply, doomed. Muslim "civilization" is not compatible with our own. There are no historical examples of any country successfully integrating Muslims into their population, not one. Maybe none of us should be surprised, after all, with the slow death of Christianity for over 200 years after the French Revolution and supremacy of secular humanism and socialism in France, the nerve, the toughness, and the resolve to carry this sort of thing out is not even a possibility. Thus the stereotype of the French "surrender monkeys" continues…

    • randy

      All christians should be kicked out north america for the abuse of the natives by christians and the pediphile catholic church

      • Ghostwriter

        Randy,that statement was just so stupid,that it doesn't even need a comment. It's stupidity is more than enough for the world to see.

      • Mike

        Randy? It's Rahman or Rasheed in reality, isn't it? Dumbass.

  • MikeWood

    An islamophobe is a non-muslim who has taken the trouble to study islamic scripture and the moral-legal system derived from it; the imposition of this system throughout islamic history and the conquest and subjugation that resulted from it; and is able to anticipate how islam will play out in his/her own society as it becomes less constrained by non-muslim codes of behaviour. This causes the person to feel anxiety. Hence the anxious condition called Islamophobia.

    • guest

      An islamophobe is anyone who speaks out. Period.

  • mrbean

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eUF6AqTWck&fe… See for yourself. It is obvious.

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    There is an article on Melanie Phillips' web site, dated October 31st; that discusses a recent attack on a British MP, Mike Freer, by Muslim thugs. This wasn't the first Muslim attack on an MP. Among other things, the Muslims called Freer a "Jewish homosexual pig." This article also talks about the numerous "no-go" zones there are in Londonistan.
    Question: How long before U.S. Congressman are attacked by Muslims?

    • guest

      I think there is a list of who they want to kill, already. For example, Letterman.

      In Minnesota about 12 Somalis followed a gay man taunting him. Someone was video taping them. When their numbers increase, expect the violence against us to go likewise. They are still a little afraid of us, yet.

      I think the response here to be quite different. For example, the bike gangs are not likely going to be tolerant when their families are attacked. Many militias will form in days. We will see it for what it is. Foreign invaders on our soil.

      Obama said he would side with Islam, so expect little help from there. The politically correct will stand down waiting for the problem to be handled before they come back with defending the terrorists with lawsuits against Americans.

      It seems the Leftist Liberals/politically correct hate America more than the terrorists, to keep everything in perspective.

      Americans get really weird and unpredictable when scared. Many innocent people are hurt when violence escalates. I don't want to be here in 10 years.

      Vote in 2012

  • myohmy

    Thank God here in America citizens have the 2nd. amendment right to own and bear arms. All of the attacks here have been in GUN FREE ZONES which are dangerous places and should be avoided. Muslims would never attack a police station here they always attack in places they know the people won't be armed. They are cowards posing as brave fighters. Bullsh!t. Do they ever come to a shooting range and attack anyone? Nope. They attack in gun free zones like Mumbai where they can shoot 500 unarmed people. They attack at Fort Hood where they know our troops there won't have guns.. (stupid gov. won't even let our own troops be armed on a military base) We need to stop all muslim immigration and send every one of them back to where they came from.

    • randy

      All christians should be sent back for all the murder and abuse of native americans

      • PatriotX

        We stopped doing that and the people who did it were not adhering to the teachings of Christ. Muslims, however, haven’t stopped terrorizing non-Muslims and they are doing EXACTLY what Muhammad taught them.

  • Dispozadaburka

    French are all too happy to embrace Islam.
    "After September 11, 2001, the "war on terror" launched by GW Bush revealed to "European consciousness the reality of political Islam, previously hidden by the EU's anti-Israeli propoganda. During the following years, the emergent Islamic European terrrorism forced Europe to adopt immigration and security measures, risking upsetting the entire policy pursued by the EU for the past forty years, thereby lining up Europe within the sights of jihadist terror." Bat Ye'or Europe, Globalization and the Upcoming Universal Caliphate.
    Our government is doing the same thing.
    NWO needs NW Religion.

  • Ronald W. Carnine

    Islam wouldn't get criticized so much if there wasn't so much to criticize. Their propensity for violence and stupidity makes them an easy target. As a Christian I don't like it when Christianity is criticized, however I have learned that sometimes the criticism comes not because someone hates Christianity, but because Christians have acted so stupidly. Either way, it is not a reason to violate scripture and fire bomb a news organization. We most often over come criticism by our good behavior, not because we are good shots.

    • PatriotX

      I would agree with what you said however when the Islamists firebomb, rape women/men, torture, exterminate Jews they are not violating scripture.

  • TG Browning

    Does anyone know where one could send donations to the paper? I'd like to send some money to defray restart-up costs. Possibly some money for continuing private security as well.